Mitel Certified to Deliver Cloud-Based Unified Communications Services in All 50 U.S. States

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) software solutions, today announced that Mitel NetSolutions, the company's service provider division offering cloud-based UCC services across the United States, has been certified as a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. In addition to its broadened CLEC status, Mitel NetSolutions has announced significant updates to its AnyWare hosted cloud-based communications service, including deep mobile integration in order to help small enterprises leverage the productivity benefits of a mobile workforce.

Through this expansion, Mitel NetSolutions now serves as a single-point communications provider for small businesses in the U.S. that want all of the capabilities of enterprise-class UCC delivered as a cloud service, regardless of how their offices are distributed. The business benefits of this flexible and scalable offering include reductions in customer equipment costs, while also designed to provide greater reliability, redundancy, and disaster recovery capabilities.

"With this announcement, businesses nationwide can access a cloud-based deployment of Mitel's UCC applications that delivers a powerful, pay-as-you-grow, communications productivity suite," said Jon Brinton, president of Mitel NetSolutions. "Whether customers require a cutting-edge SIP trunking solutions, PRIs and other more traditional communications service provider offerings, Mitel NetSolutions' is uniquely able to deliver a comprehensive range of products designed to meet the needs of its customers, regardless of where they may be geographically located in the U.S."

Mitel AnyWare gives customers access to a comprehensive set of cloud-based UC and mobility features with an all-inclusive monthly per-user subscription fee, effectively eliminating the need for premises-based call control equipment, or capital expenditure and ultimately aimed at lowering their total cost of ownership.

Key additions to the Mitel AnyWare include:

  • Interexchange multiple user types and usage profiles with the greater range of Mitel telephony portfolio products to develop a custom solution that fits each customer's unique needs.
  • Mobile Wireless Integration, which provides users the ability to integrate their office phone and their mobile device to provide a single number, single voicemail unification of the desktop phone and the mobile device when combined with Mitel Mobile service from NetSolutions.

For more information on Mitel NetSolutions and related product offerings, visit http://www.mitel.com/netsolutions.

About Mitel

Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services. Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel delivers a powerful suite of advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that provides freedom from walled garden architectures and enables organizations to implement best-of-breed solutions on any network; extends the "in-office" experience anywhere, on any device; and offers choice of commercial options to fit business needs. For more information, visit: http://www.mitel.com

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